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Wilber Antonio
Wilber is 34-year-old man who lives with his wife and children in a community called Upala de San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. In Alajuela there are five national parks, a national wildlife reserve, five protected zones, and several forest reserves. Also in the province is the Juan Santamaría Museum, which exhibits locally produced crafts. This area is the top producer of coffee and sugar cane in the country.

Wilber has had his agricultural business for several years. Right now he has the property that his parents left him, but he lacks the principal for his business to be successful and for his neighbors in the community to benefit. He says that the project is very interesting to him.

Currently Wilber is requesting a microloan of 500,000 CRC to buy passion fruit seeds, with which he hopes to make his business grow and improve his quality of life as well as that of his family.

Wilber is a member of the Delirio Community Credit Enterprise, one of the 110 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan, and with it he hopes to continue growing personally and financially, as well as participating actively in the credit organization in his community.
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Wilber es un señor de 34 años de edad, el cual vive con su esposa e hijos, en una comunidad llamada el Upala de San Carlos, en la provincia de Alajuela. En Alajuela existen cinco parques nacionales, una reserva nacional de fauna silvestre, cinco zonas protectoras y varias reservas forestales. También en la provincia se ubica el Museo Juan Santamaría, el cual exhibe artesanías producidas localmente. Esta zona ocupa el primer lugar nacional en la producción de café y azúcar de caña.
Desde hace varios años que Wilber tiene este negocio de actividad agrícola, ya que cuenta en estos momentos con el propiedad que le heredaron sus padres, pero le falta lo principal para que su negocio surja y para que los vecinos de su comunidad se vean beneficiados. Dice que el proyecto le es muy interesante.
Actualmente Wilber está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢500.000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de semillas de maracuyá. Con esto el espera hacer crecer su negocio y mejorar tanto su calidad de vida como la de su familia.

Wilber es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Delirio, una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

As a small and relatively young MFI located in Costa Rica, EDESA has difficulty attracting other sources of capital. Many other microfinance funders do not work in Costa Rica, because overall the country is too rich. However, organizations such as EDESA work with extremely marginalized populations in Costa Rica that really need the access to capital that EDESA provides. By funding EDESA, Kiva lenders are allowing the organization to grow and reach more people than they otherwise would be able to reach.

About Costa Rica

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Wilber Antonio to buy passion fruit seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 2, 2011
Listed
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013